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Hillary Speaks Her Mind

On September 8, 1995, China Hillary Clifton delivered her famous speech, “Women’s Rights are Human Rights,” at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. Clinton spoke her opinion on how the issues women face around the world are always ignored and never getting resolved. Reception in the Moment Hillary Clinton delivered the speech in…

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The Day of Infamy

On December 8, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt gave one of the most famous speeches in history, known as the “Day of Infamy” speech, to members of Congress and the American people through a live broadcast on the radio. In his speech, he addressed the recent attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese and asked Congress…

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Empowering with Words

Suffered Abuse The speech Oprah Winfrey gives for her award is an empowering speech towomen and African Americans. She speaks about the experience she sawwith her mother, to the experiences, African American women had in the past. Her speech gives those who have suffered abuse; strength and lets them know they are not alone.The abuse…

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Here's lookin' at you, kid. Or is this a googley-eyes thing?

Two Sides, Same Coin?

In this assignment, you’re going to use rhetoric for the powers of good. You’ll act as a go-between, mediating two sides on a complex issue. That complexity means things have to get explained to different groups, and as your work in class on Tuesday demonstrated, that’s not always easy to do. Source Material: Find Two…

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Sad Dog

You’re being Advertised Fallacies

The Sarah McLachlan Commercial Everyone is familiar with the Sarah McLachlan SPCA commercial. This advertisement features one of McLachlan’s notoriously sad songs playing while imagery of miserable animals, specifically dogs, staring out from the screen. The goal of this ad was to encourage donations, but instead, it became uncomfortable for viewers and eventually became a…

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Just do it Advertisement

Advertising in Rhetoric The most commonly known of the millions are the three rhetorical appeals: ethos, pathos, and logos. Ethos Ethos refers to using credible sources. Within this ad, the Nike symbol is in the corner and includes the number one woman in sports. The logical fallacy that connects with ethos is the “appeal of…

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